So much love!

To everyone who came out to the first Hagridden release party in Boerne, TX:

Thank you all!

Old friends, new friends, family, teachers, community members — even a few aspiring young writers! I was so thrilled to see you all, and I had a grand time!

The library did a wonderful job setting up and promoting the event:

That book on the right is a guestbook my mother made for people to sign and leave me messages -- I love it!
That book on the right is a guestbook my mother made for people to sign and leave me messages — I love it!
Barnes & Noble handled book sales and helped me donate a portion of the sales to the library!
Barnes & Noble handled book sales and helped me donate a portion of the sales to the library!
This was my bookday & my birthday! So my mother fed everyone cake. =D
This was my bookday & my birthday! So my mother fed everyone cake. =D

The reading itself went wonderfully, and I was so happy to see so many people there! Robin Stauber, the librarian who organized the event, said this was a bigger crowd than even Western writer Elmer Kelton brought in!

Reading selfie!
Reading selfie!

Afterward, lots of people bought books and lined up for signings, and I loved meeting every one of you!

But the biggest thrill of the night was seeing some of my favorite teachers, all three of whom are mentioned in the acknowledgements in Hagridden! These women, and so many other teachers, are such huge influences in my life, and I was honored that they came out to see me. =D

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My middle school English teacher, Billie C. Hoffmann!
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My high school English teacher, Dani Vollmer!
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My college English professor, Kathleen Hudson!

This evening, I’ll be at Malvern Books in Austin, so expect more photos soon. And I’ll be turning up elsewhere in the Hill Country all week. But if you’re not in the area, you can always order Hagridden online!

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